Challenge of Champions Weekend 2024

The NYHL’s annual Scotiabank Challenge of Champions weekend at Downsview Arena will be played on April 20th and 21st.

Championship teams will be put to the test against an All Star team of their tier, hence the name “Challenge of Champions.”

The All Star players will receive a commemorative NYHL All Star T-Shirt and the Champions will receive their hard earned championship trophies during an awards ceremony at the end of each game.

If a team wins their tier Championship,  players of the championship team invited as All Stars will be removed from the All Star lineup and will join their Championship team for the game.

Every player also receives a team picture (taken and printed on site prior to their game) and a complimentary hot-dog or hamburger from our BBQ vendor, Grandpa Ken’s Back Bacon and Burgers, after the game.

It is a lively and engaging event for all attendants with music, vendors, action shot photography and, of course, exciting hockey.

For those attending the event as All Stars or Champions, please read below:
  • Please arrive at the arena 40 minutes before your game time. You can find out when your team plays on our Game Centre.
  • Players will get dressed and, both the All Star and Champion teams, will take their team picture before their game.
  • All Star teams will wear their team’s AWAY/DARK jerseys and the Champion team will wear their HOME/WHITE jerseys, unless otherwise notified.
  • Games are 30 minutes running time. (10/10/10 or 15/15)

The Scotiabank Challenge of Champions has been a North York Hockey League staple for nearly 40 years and wouldn’t be what it is without the dedication of dozens of volunteers who love the game and are committed to giving back to their community.

The 2022/2023 Scotiabank Challenge of Champions saw the All Stars win the weekend with a record of 10-6-9. The All Stars are officially on a streak, having also won the 2021/2022 weekend.

Who will be the big weekend winners this year? That’s easy, anyone who comes down to the rink!